Buying a new home is exciting... but are you making the right decision? With Artisan, You're Covered:
Call us 10am-6pm
Monday to Saturday.
You'll get a prioritized, color-coded, report with photos.
Spectoscope, Thermal Cam & more... you're covered.
John was all over my house. As a seller, I'm not sure I'd want him looking around too much, but as a buyer... absolutely!
John's a tough inspector and he wants to make sure things are right. As a contractor, he kept my crew on their toes and he's definitely doing my next home.
Dan Whittaker, Cool Roofing
When I was a real estate agent, John took very good care of my buyers and made sure they were covered. In fact, he's so thorough, I made sure he inspected for me before buying my place.
A complete visual inspection of the property covering all
12 Building Systems and Hundreds of Individual Components.
Siding, trim, window exteriors, exterior doorways and storm doors, hose faucets, main water valves, electrical outlets, building attachments, sewer cleanout, foundation drainage system, etc.
Construction type, framing, deck covering, railings, stairs, support posts, settlement issues, attachment to house, safety glazing near walkways or stairs, etc.
Roof slope, covering material, covering overhang, roof sheathing, existence of appropriate flashing type related to building siding, vent and flue penetrations, etc.
Driveway, walkways, safe walking areas and trip hazards, retaining walls, tree placement and affect on building components, vegetation, grading slope and drainage, etc.
Foundation, basement and or crawlspace, lower level moisture concerns, floor framing and subfloor components, wall framing, ceiling framing, roof framing and proper support, etc.
Windows, doors, safe installation of cabinets, emergency exits, stairs & halls, doorways, floors, wall, ceilings, trim work, outlets, lighting, appropriate ventilation, water intrusion, etc.
Current working order, proper installation, general condition, listing with RecallChek for manufacturing recalls and hazardous condition concerns, etc.
Proper service entry, grounding and bonding, safe shutdown method present, electrical panel and wiring size issues, presence of unsafe aluminum wiring, outlets, switches, lighting, presence and functioning of ground fault and arc fault protection, presence of unprofessional/unsafe repairs or add-ons, etc.
Location and proper installation, maintenance and general condition, current functional condition, proper venting, proper distribution, presence of hazardous conditions, etc.
Locations of water shutoffs, piping materials, waste water system materials and problems, faucets, sinks, toilets, potential frozen pipe issues, sufficient water flow to multiple fixtures such as shower and toilet running at the same time, etc.
Attic ventilation related to roof wear and life span, crawlspace ventilation related to moisture problems, visible subfloor and attic insulation, potential back drafting of furnaces and fireplaces resulting in noxious gases entering the living area, etc.
Proper installation and issues related to unsafe back drafting, moisture intrusion into chimneys that can shorten the chimney lifespan, proper materials to prevent corrosion from acidic vent gases, etc.
Annotated photos of problem items found to demonstrate current conditions, as well as GoPro Video of hard to reach places such as crawl space and attic so you can see exactly what your inspector saw.
John has been in and all around the Construction & Real Estate Industries
for more than 30 years.
What does this mean for you?
In a word, perspective. Because he's seen the industry through so many sets of eyes, not only does he know what to look for, he knows how to give you the real world knowledge you'll need to make an informed decision.